Saturday, January 7, 2006

Law And Magic A Collection Of Essays

Law And Magic A Collection Of Essays Cover

Book: Law And Magic A Collection Of Essays by Christine Corcos

The nearly two dozen studies in this collection explore the very rich ways in which the rule of law and the practice of magic enrich and inform each other. The authors bring both a U.S. and a comparative law Perspective while examining areas such as law and religion, criminal law, Intellectual property law, the law of evidence, and animal rights. Topics include alchemy in fifteenth-century England, a discussion of how a courtroom is like a magic show, stage hypnotism and the law, Scottish Witchcraft trials in the eighteenth century, the question of whether stage magicians can look to intellectual property to protect their rights, tarot card readings and the First Amendment, and an analysis of whether a magician can be qualified as an expert witness under the Federal Rules of Evidence.

I think this book must have been personally written for me. The book is great, especially considering how little precendent there is in the field of magic and law. I didn't learn much about law (because I've already studied it), but its application to magic and the historical information presented is wonderful. I know that there is probably a limited and niche market for this kind of book, but its the only one that i'm aware of that covers law and magic. Magicians who don't care about legal aspects of their craft probably won't care for the book. But the book is a great read for magicians who do care about law and for lawyers (or law enthusiests) who enjoy learning niche aspects and applications of the law (and holes in our current laws).

Buy Christine Corcos's book: Law And Magic A Collection Of Essays

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